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“need better guides if they are going to charge” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of St Fin Barre's Cathedral

St Fin Barre's Cathedral
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Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin
Ranked #9 of 144 things to do in Cork
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Owner description: A stately 19th-century cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Cork.
Melbourne
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“need better guides if they are going to charge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We went here because of a family connection. The guides were just ok but nothing great... the cathedral itself if grand and well worth a visit. Just dont rely on great expertise from the guides.

Visited July 2013
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Cambridge
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Small but friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

nice and cool inside on a warm day! lovely stained glass windows
helpful chap gave me a bit of a history and explanation before I walked round.
entrance fee is a bit expensive (Euro5) as it is small and you won't spend more than half an hour walking round, unless you find something of particular interest to occupy your time.

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

I paid the 5 euros to go inside but the best part of this church on the outside. It is Gothic Revival with Saints and cautionary tales in stone all around the doorways. Recommend a good telephoto lens to capture it all.

Visited June 2013
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Buckinghamshire, england
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Soaring spires with many hidden gems in the carvings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Situated on one side of the city centre this is definatly worth a visit. It may prove slightly steep for thiose with walking difficulties but it is worth the effort. Look at the cottages on the approach if walking from the city centre. The doorways and doors steps one can just imaging being scrubbed in years gone by as a demonstration of the house proud owners keeping their red block steps clean.

Visited June 2013
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Boston
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice church, excellent explanations, don't miss the cannonball!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Well annotated church, interested to visit, only built in mid-1800s so not old but very well explained inside and outside. Certainly worth the visit. Don't miss the suspended cannonball inside.

Visited May 2013
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